The law allows ranchers to use any state-approved method to track their cattle across state lines as the federal government looks toward a standardized tracking system.
Supporters say feedground decisions impact cattle and the bill will ensure those interests are considered. Critics contend the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is once again being shackled by politics.
Measure would hand power to governor and require livestock board input. Sierra Club calls the bill “a pretty terrible idea.”
Research could help target and change barriers that most hinder wildlife movements and migrations, authors write. Their Wyoming work developed a global model.
Cattle prices slide on China tariff news, continuing four-year farm decline.